On a monthly basis we invite experts,
llamas and mamas for in-depth
discussions on current topics
that most tweens and teens battle
with in their daily lives.

Podcasts

24th July 2019

Barrel of emotions or brain development?

With Dr. Nadia Jooste, medical doctor & mental health expert

Temper tantrums, euphoria, the cold shoulder or a warm giggle: our teen daughters are a barrel of emotions. But when is a low just a low and when is it actually a cry for help? Read More

Temper tantrums, euphoria, the cold shoulder or a warm giggle: our teen daughters are a barrel of emotions. But when is a low just a low and when is it actually a cry for help? We discover the teenage brain in all its developing glory.

12th June 2019

Why dads matter so much

With llama dad, Andrew MacKenzie and psychologist, Elzabé Olivier

Studies show that women who have an active and involved father figure in their life during adolescence, have a greater probability to graduate and tend to earn more than those who don’t.Read More

Studies show that women who have an active and involved father figure in their life during adolescence, have a greater probability to graduate and tend to earn more than those who don’t. This Father’s Day we explore what it takes to go from being a good dad to being a great dad.

7th May 2019

Extra-murals-How much is too much?

With Lynne Woods teacher, sports coach and all-round wonder-woman

From Tuba lessons to Hip-hop dancing-our llamas are busier than ever, but how much is too much? Does our children need to be busy in order to be successful? Read More

From Tuba lessons to Hip-hop dancing-our llamas are busier than ever, but how much is too much? Does our children need to be busy in order to be successful? And what about the disappointment kids experience when they are not chosen for a team? We discuss performance, balance and the acceleration society we all belong to.

8th April 2019

Make-up hacks for llamas

With celebrity make-up artist, La’eeqa Yunu

Should girls be allowed to wear make up to school? What is Cindy Nel really like? And how can one get more luscious eyebrows? In this fun interview… Read More

Should girls be allowed to wear make up to school? What is Cindy Nel really like? And how can one get more luscious eyebrows? In this fun interview La’eeqa Yunu explains it all and even gives us tips should we ever find ourselves on a deserted island.

1st March 2019

Instagram & eating disorders

With cyber psychologist, Zoe Butler

We discuss the pressure to be perfect, #thinspiration and how to teach your llama the difference between what is real and what isn’t…Read More

We discuss the pressure to be perfect, #thinspiration and how to teach your llama the difference between what is real and what isn’t. Because in a world where appearance culture is rife and girls are constantly bombarded with images of fake perfection on their platforms, it is easy to start believing that what is normal is not good enough.

13th February 2019

Teenage dating, how young is too young?

With llama mama, Shara Cape and counselling psychologist, Andrea Dyer

When is it okay for a teen to start dating? What exactly is vibing? And how can I prepare my llama for heart break? Seeing as February is the month of love.. Read More

When is it okay for a teen to start dating? What exactly is vibing? And how can I prepare my llama for heartbreak? Seeing as February is the month of love we tackle these FAQ and explore consent, older boys and the importance of self-worth.

11th January 2019

Interview (Kingfisher FM)

With Susan Simpson, Kingfisher FM

Susan Simpson from Kingfisher FM hosted Sassy Llama on the Lifestyle show. We spoke about the difficulties teenagers are faced with in the digitally connected world. Curious? Have a listen here.

Susan Simpson from Kingfisher FM hosted Sassy Llama on the Lifestyle show. We spoke about the difficulties teenagers are faced with in the digitally connected world. Curious? Have a listen here.

13th December 2018

How to love your changing body

Llama Squad and biokenetisist Cassandra Lister

Listen up llamas! If your body is changing rapidly and you’re not quite sure how to love and accept yourself, this podcast is for you. Our guests are: Cassandra Lister, ..Read More

Listen up llamas! If your body is changing rapidly and you’re not quite sure how to love and accept yourself, this podcast is for you. Our guests are: Cassandra Lister, biokenetisist, fitness & conditioning coach at Results Fitness and all-round, well-being fanatic. And llama Squad member Jo Jacobs who is in Grade 7 and says “As soon as girls start to interact with boys at parties they become so much more aware of their bodies. Many of the girls are calling themselves ‘fat’ when they are clearly not.”

13th December 2018

An in-depth look at group exclusion

With llama mama, Leigh Myles and Carla Lee Margon, Youth Life Coach

We invited llama Mama, Leigh Myles and youth life coach, Carla Lee Margon onto the Sassy Llama podcast to discuss the tricky topic of Group Exclusion. Read More

We invited llama Mama, Leigh Myles and youth life coach, Carla Lee Margon onto the Sassy Llama podcast to discuss the tricky topic of Group Exclusion. The discussion ranges from why girls exclude, to how to help your daughter cope when she is pushed out by her peers.